How many famous Barbaras can you name?

Classic TV had no shortage of women named Barbara.

Names come and go in popularity. Looking back, it’s easy to pick out eras where certain names were common. In the 1950s, '60s and '70s, the name “Barbara” was everywhere from Beach Boys songs to the world’s most famous doll.

The name also popped up quite often in TV credits. Here are 12 famous women called Barbara from classic television. Can you fill in the right last name for each of them?

  1. This famous Barbra stopped by The Ed Sullivan Show early in her career. It's Barbra...
  2. This iconic journalist is Barbara...
    Image: The Everett Collection
  3. This classic TV star is Barbara...
  4. She was everyones favorite TV mom. It's Barbara...
  5. She played Perry Mason's right-hand woman. It's Barbara...
  6. This noir leading lady turned Western star is Barbara...
    Image: The Everett Collection
  7. Before she was Ellie Ewing in Dallas she played Midge in Hitchcock's Vertigo. It's Barbara...
  8. She was Cinnamon Carter in Mission: Impossible. It's Barbara...
  9. She also starred in a Sixties spy series, although with more laughs. It's Barbara...
  10. This country singer played a talk show host in Baywatch. It's Barbara...
  11. This Green Acres star shares a name with a spice. It's Barbara...
  12. She appeared all over Sixties TV, including the memorable Star Trek episode "Mirror, Mirror". It's BarBara...

How many famous Barbaras can you name?

Your Result...

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Inkwell765 8 days ago
Foul! I tapped Barbara Eden, but selected Barbara Avery! Who's that?
MrstoniwTEXAS 13 days ago
12/12!! A couple were lucky guesses!
silverbelle7070 13 days ago
I should have gotten 12/12. I chose "Streisand" and they say the answer is "Sutherland". 🙄
wyo307pink 15 days ago
8/12
I was doing so good for a minute 😊
Skippy007 23 days ago
I worked for a bank on Wiltshire in la and Barbara Billansley was one of my clients very nice lady. Then I worked for color tile on Ventura bvd. In Encino California and Barbara Hale came in and locked the keys in her car so her husband came to help and gave me an autograph picture of. They were very nice as well.
TheSentinel 25 days ago
12/12 - Yes, I do know my Barbaras.
RkBke 29 days ago
barbara Luna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
geatornez82 29 days ago
9/12. The ones I missed I never watched to begin with, so make of that what you will.
robyni23 30 days ago
You got 12 out of 12
Did you know all these names or did some answers go up in smoke?
Martanrick1975 1 month ago
12/12 😊. Difficulty with #11 though. 🤔
Supercat58 1 month ago
Kind of before my time, but Barbara Hale and Stanwyck were cuties!
Supercat58 1 month ago
10 for 12. Numbers 11 and 12 I never heard of.
RichLorn 1 month ago
13/12.
I added one for typing my password correctly.
Supercat58 RichLorn 1 month ago
Good one 😄
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